LinkedIn Refreshes Desktop UI, Puts Conversations and Content at Center

LinkedIn desktop experience include Streamlined navigation, richer feed., real-time Messaging, Jobs, Notifications, Me, My Network, and universal Search.

Making it easier than ever to be more productive and successful, LinkedIn made enhancements to the desktop experience, as they said back in September last year, to roll out the redesigned user interface to its 467 million members "soon."

Today, finally the professional network company launched. what it says the complete overhaul of technology architecture, and a largest desktop redesign since inception. Most importantly, the redesigned UI adds conversations and content to the heart of the platform, making it easier to share ideas, join a discussion, and discover news and topics you care about.

According to the announcement, enhancements for the LinkedIn desktop experience include:

Streamlined navigation adds seven core areas on navigation bar-- Home (Your Feed), Messaging, Jobs, Notifications, Me, My Network, and Search. A single clck on "more" icon will now launch into other experiences like LinkedIn Learning, Lookup, and Slideshare.

New real-time smarter messaging helps connect and unlock new opportunities as you can now message a connection. Also, the network will help you connect to your next opportunity as it arrives—for example, "a new job posting that may interested in, plaftform will now suggest someone within your network who works at the company."

LinkedIn Samrter Real-time Messaging

"LinkedIn Samrter Real-time Messaging

Feed now surface most relevant content you care most about helping you keep informed. And other new ways coming soon will bring to you specific topics, that are relevant to you and help you follow trending stories.

The new intuitive search box help easily find people, jobs, companies, groups and schools, and you can refine a search with filter on the right side. Soon, the ability to search posts, along with signals on "what they searching for?", or 'who you are searching for" will further refine search query for the best results.

Additionally, search operators complement the filters, and when you use them remember to use quotes for multi-word search terms, and parentheses for AND, OR and NOT boolean phrases.

Some tips on searching for example to find a specific person:

Type his or her name into the search box, then select suggestions in the dropdown list or, Hit enter to go to search results page, and click People filter at the top to see only people results. To further refine your search, use the filter options such as location, company, past company, industry and school. And, on the search results page, select a member's name to view his or her profile. Here you can message them, connect with them or follow them for future interactions.

To set up a search alert for example for a specific job title or company—simply put in search query, rhen click on Create search alert, and set up to receive via email or text when new job openings are listed.

Power search members can use the following five search operators:

  • firstname: Finds members based on first name
  • lastname: Finds members based on last name
  • title: Finds members based on their current title
  • company: Finds members based on their current company (keyword search)
  • school: Finds members based on schools attended (keyword search)
LinkedIn Intutive Search Box

LinkedIn Intutive Search Box

You can also now see who's viewing the content you share including "company, job title and people location" interested in your updates.

Profile suggestions help you look best professionally, for example, "the platform would suggest skills based on what recruiters are searching for."

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Deepak Gupta is a IT & Web Consultant. He is the founder and CEO of diTii.com & DIT Technologies, where he's engaged in providing Technology Consultancy, Design and Development of Desktop, Web and Mobile applications using various tools and softwares. Sign-up for the Email for daily updates. Google+ Profile.